GB84 (Paperback)
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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 06/03/2014
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Stylish, riveting and appalling, GB84 is a shocking fictional documentation of the violence, sleaze and fraudulence that characterised Thatcher's Britain. Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people. In his trademark visceral prose, Peace describes the insidious workings of the boardroom negotiations and the increasingly anarchic coalfield battles; the struggle for influence in government and the dwindling powers of the NUM; and the corruption, intrigue and dirty tricks which run through the whole like a fault in a seam of coal. David Peace has written a novel extraordinary in its reach, and unflinching in its capacity to recreate the brutality and passion that changed the course of British history in the late twentieth century. 'A genuine British original.' Guardian 'Peace is a writer of such immense talent and power . . . If Northern noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer.' The Times

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571314874
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 200 x 125 x 25 mm
Edition: Main

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“Deeply Insightful and Moving”

This book gives a very scary view of the deeper, darker forces at work during the miners strike. Especially the governments use of the police, media and intelligent services to orchestrate the strike and lead the... More

Paperback edition
26th March 2011
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“In Two Minds”

I finished this book at the end of last year, and I still can't decide what my final opinion is. One thing I know for sure is I didn't enjoy it, but not in a bad way.

This is probably the most frustrating... More

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23rd January 2018
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